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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

May 28, 2013

What western replaced The Lone Ranger on the Mutual Network when the Lone Ranger switched to the Blue Network? 

What quiz show gave us Beulah the Buzzer? 

The town of Waters, Arkansas, changed its name to honor what radio show in 1936? 

According to the jingle, where should you never put bananas?

Find out the answers...

May 24, 2013

This week, a show for geeks only, as I describe the equipment and methods I use to produce In the Treasure Corner.

Though I use a $300 microphone, there's another mic almost as good that you can buy for $33.00.  With this USB mic and some free software you can download from the internet, you can produce your own...

May 21, 2013

After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, our west coast feared air attacks.  Private citizens were asked to constantly watch the skies for enemy aircraft. 

And in 1942, NBC created the program Eyes Aloft to promote the Aircraft Warning Service.  This series ran only on west coast radio stations.

This episode,...

May 14, 2013

The best-selling hard-boiled detective of them all?  Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. 

Hammer first appeared in the novel I the Jury, a book that sold over 6 million copies in the United States alone. 

Spillane's detective novels have sold  over 225 million copies worldwide, and the Mutual radio network turned the...

May 10, 2013

Attention, coinshooters:  Do you find more nickels, or dimes?

Do you find more wheatback pennies, or quarters?

Do you know?  Do you keep ratio records?

Here are my percentages over the years, and some reasons as to why they are what they are. 


For a look at my book, The Metal Detecting Manual, and some...